it's strange, every time i DCC upload, it rockets at first and then half way through the file, it screeches to a halt. it starts off at, say, 18kb/s and then suddenly drops to 0.15kb/s before failing altogether. does anyone know why it does that? does anyone know how to fix it? downloading acts just fine. i thought it had something to do with my router, but i checked the firewall ports and it's fine. after all, if it was the firewall, i shouldn't be able to download nor upload halfway. i run xp and my connection is 768 down/128 up verizon DSL. thanks for your help.